Life’s Too Short To Worry About A Muffin Top

Life's Too Short To Worry About a Muffin Top

I was recently having lunch with a friend, who, like me, is in her 40s. And who, like me, is active and eats a healthy diet. I was griping about the dreaded 40-something weight creep (read: My Post-40 Weight Gain Frustrations) and how an expensive pair of work pants I bought just a few years ago are now uncomfortable to wear. I expected her to chime in with her own tale of woe. But she didn't. She said something surprising. "I'd rather just buy new pants than stress about it," she said. "I'm ...

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Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I don’t have the garden space to grow zucchini. Seriously, have you seen how big those plants get? But luckily I have a neighbor who will trade zucchini for peaches (as you may recall, I recently bought 50 pounds of peaches). And as much as I enjoy sautéed or grilled zucchini, I have to admit that my…

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Link Love #18

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How To Make Ice Cream Without A Machine from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook How Not To Say The Wrong Thing from Los Angeles Times How to Make Flavored Ice Cubes from Inspired Home FOOD FOR THOUGHT 5 Things To Know About Local Food from Nutritioulicious Are You Talking Too Much About Nutrition With Your Kids? from Just The…

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Peach Raspberry Pie

Peach-Raspberry Pie Filling

I had a slight lapse in judgement recently and bought 50 pounds of peaches. For some reason, 50 pounds of peaches didn’t sound like too much when I was standing in line waiting for The Peach Truck. All I knew was that I couldn’t wait to taste sweet, Georgia peaches–and tuck some away for the dreary winter…

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7 Tips for Feeding Tweens and Teens

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Smoothie Bowl

Thanks to General Mills for sponsoring this post! When my older son entered middle school last year, I prepared for a lot of things: The heavier homework load, the struggles of a new social scene, the busier schedule, and the baffling mood swings. But I wasn’t quite prepared for the new experience of feeding a…

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Which Blender Is Best For You?

Which blender is best for you?

My husband and kids like to tease me about how many blenders I have. Four. I have four blenders. Hey, there are worse things I could do. To be fair, I only purchased one of them (the Vitamix). I was lucky enough to get the other blenders as samples or through work projects. I sometimes get asked about which blender…

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Cucumber Salad With Vinegar

Cucumber Salad With Vinegar

I was a terribly picky eater when I was a child (read: My Picky Eater Recovery). There’s a long list of foods that I wouldn’t eat then that I love now. This cucumber salad with vinegar is one of them. I grew up seeing it on the table–especially in the summertime when my parents pick loads of fresh cucumbers from…

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7 Myths About Kids & Constipation

Constipation in kids

So many of you read and shared my post 12 Signs Your Child is Constipated that I knew constipation was a big concern. And no wonder: Constipation is the number-one cause of belly pain in kids! I’m so happy to have a guest post today by the expert in that piece, Steve Hodges, M.D., a pediatric urologist at…

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Link Love #17

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How to Make Salmon In the Microwave from Healthy Aperture How to Make Pizza On The Grill from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook How to Get Silk-Free Corn on the Cob from Teaspoon of Spice FOOD FOR THOUGHT Surprising Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight With Exercise from Better Is The New Perfect What Are Moms Who Cook Being…

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What We Ate Wednesday: Starring Me

What We Ate Wednesday

It’s been a while since I’ve done a What We Ate Wednesday, and there’s a very good reason for that–and it may just be my biggest downfall as a blogger who writes about food and eating: I can’t remember to take photos of what I eat. Or what my kids eat. Or what my husband eats….

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One Pot Meat Spaghetti

One Pot Spaghetti

While healthy meals are a priority for me, so is living within a budget. Like many of you, I have budget on my mind when I’m shopping and planning our dinners for the week. Fellow dietitian Clancy Harrison has created a website and free meal plans that are full of truly affordable recipes. This One Pot…

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